n Journal for Contemporary History - Die Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag se optrede tydens Operasie Savannah - relevant of 'n noodsaaklike ergernis?

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Operation Savannah, in Angola, which lasted from October 1975 to March 1976, was the first big military operation in which armed forces from South Africa took part since World War II and the Korean War. The operation started with light armoured units, as well as elements of infantry and parachute troops. It quickly became apparent that this type of operation, conducted without the active support of the SAAF, would be doomed to failure on a grand scale. With this the foundation for cooperation between the ground forces and the airforce within the South African Defence Forces was cemented.

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